Tips to Make Maximize Your Makeup Mirror
Makeup mirrors are arguably the hardest working mirrors in the home. Especially in the home of someone that cares about their appearance! As a result, making the right choice of makeup mirror can be an incredibly personal and involved matter; having the wrong one can be catastrophic!
Of course, the trouble doesn’t simply end there either. A good makeup mirror is only as lovely as the spot it’s placed in. Variables, such as light and surroundings, can play a massive part in the makeup application process and make certain shades challenging to differentiate. As any fair or dark-skinned makeup user will tell you, getting the right shade is crucial!
To that end, we’ve written this handy blog which should go a long way to helping you figure out the best designer mirror for the job, as well as the best spots for your new mirror to maximize its usability.
Ok, so we may have lied. Do you want to know a secret about choosing the best mirror for putting on makeup? Well, it’s this: the mirror can be anything.
Yeah, it’s that simple; it’s honestly up to you what mirror you choose; personal preference is a considerable part of the decision process. But, of course, there are a few things to consider when making that choice.
Not all mirrors reflect equally, and other details like shape and style can impact your process significantly. Mirrors, like artwork, come in a whole variety of shapes and sizes, with each one having its own personality that best suits it for the task, as well as the room it’s in.
In the case of makeup mirrors, circular mirrors and oval mirrors work best. Each shape brings plenty of space when viewed head-on for makeup application while also taking up less real estate than sharper designs.
In the Heights
If you have an idea of what kind of mirror you’d like, then it’s time to think about your first variable - height.
It’s common to see many makeup stations where the mirror is placed low enough to sit while getting to work. After all, makeup sometimes takes a lot of time, so it helps not to have to worry about maintaining your posture in the process.
Similarly, you want a space when you can get up close and personal with the mirror as well. Make-up is a detail-orientated task, with the finer points becoming exponentially more difficult if you have to view yourself from even a tiny distance.
Look Around You
Finally, something that seems obvious but rarely seems to get addressed is the idea of what a mirror reflects other than your face. Your surroundings for your makeup station will have a significant impact on how different shades and pigments are perceived when applying your foundations; trying to maintain a neutral backdrop of light and color is invaluable to your final product.
We can’t emphasize how important this is either; wall textures, colors, and additional light sources will be hugely important as these will dictate the choices you make when applying your makeup in the first place. Objects or colors that could impact those decisions could make or break the final look you’re going after.
So, as we said before, take the time to make sure your mirror is situated in a spot where the surrounding area is free from lots of colors and low light exposure.
If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!